Houseplants for the Southwest

Here in the Southwest, where humidity is low, you need to select your houseplants with some consideration.

Holiday Lights for the Southwest

Holiday lights can harm your landscape plants! Jacqueline Soule interviews a plant expert on safe landscape lighting.

Celebrate Pear Month

Happy Holidays and Happy National Pear Month! #PearMonth Pears are one of those tasty fruits that can be grown in the Southwest – BUT! Pears require a certain number of chill hours to produce fruit. How many chill hours do pears need? That depends on the variety you select! Chill Hours Many of the treesRead moreRead more

You Can Grow Anise

Anise and a nice number of other annual herbs grow well in the winter garden in the Southwest. Herbs that don’t like heat, like parsley, dill, and cilantro. These herbs are in the carrot family, and that reminds me to tell you to add carrots to the list of cool season crops for our area.Read moreRead more

Gardening Books for Winter Reading and Gifting – 2 of 4

Get Started Gardening! As more of us live in urban environments, and kids grow up surrounded by buildings, gardening knowledge is no longer passed down with the generations. Instead, many folks have to turn to books (or blogs like mine) to learn the tricks of the trade. I admit, electronic books are ok for fiction,Read moreRead more